The last week has been scorching hot; by 9 am I need to close all the windows that are open at night to let some cool air into the house. The outer and inner shutters are closed so that the house is dark. So far it still feels cool when I walk into the house from outside, I don’t know how much longer that will last.
I rise early and am usually in the garden before 7 to harvest what is ready to eat, by 10 I make any preserves from crops that have been harvested; in the afternoon it is too hot to do anything at all! As you can tell we don’t have air-conditioning!
So to the view; the images were taken last evening at about 7 pm as you can see it was still hot and shimmering.
Lychnis stems are completely brown and Stipa tenuissima wafts its blond hair in the imperceptible breeze.
This is a plant I consider drought tolerant but perhaps because of the rain in May and June it’s foliage is too soft. I will probably have to help them with some water but I don’t usually irrigate this bed at all so I don’t want to begin now.
Echinops thrives in as much heat as can be thrown at it! These are plants from two years ago; the new seedlings I planted out in spring are also surviving and looking fine but they won’t flower this year.
Do visit Cathy at Words and Herbs who kindly hosts this meme or join us in showing one view of your garden every week so we can note the changes.